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    About Our Research Program at CSH  

    The CSH Research Program offers students the opportunity to take various courses that provide students with valuable research experiences, giving students ample opportunities to engage in authentic inquiry, design and collaboration. Students are encouraged to form questions, design methods of testing, and collect data in either social science or natural science research. Courses devoted to research are offered to 9th-12th grade students throughout the year, during the summer, or as an independent research course.

    Please click on the links below to learn more about the Research Program at CSH:

    October 24, 2023: CSH High School is the only high school in New York State and one of only eight high schools nationwide to be selected as an InvenTeam this year. CSH was awarded a $7,500 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam® grant to create an invention geared towards active and passive tick mitigation strategies that do not require pesticides. Congratulations to our research students who will continue researching and developing a solution to reduce the number of ticks in the Northeast where tick-borne diseases are a major threat to public health. Tick-related diseases, including Lyme disease, can only be mitigated by decreasing the tick populations. Climate change is expected to increase the areas where ticks are found due to higher temperatures in historically cooler regions. The InvenTeam will focus on a green and sustainable solution for local, state, and federal governments to reduce the number of ticks in areas frequented by humans such as beaches, hiking trails, and parks.  

    MIT InvenTeam CSH

    November 2022: Congratulations to four of our Cold Spring Harbor seniors whose research used cutting-edge molecular biology techniques to sequence the DNA of mosquitoes! Their research was published in a national database, which is a first for CSH.

    Four CSH Senios

    Other Cold Spring Harbor student publications can be found below. Congratulations to all of our students who continue to nurture their passions and take their research to the next level.

    Chen, C., Liu, H., Zabad, S., Rivera, N., Rowin, E., Hassan, M., De Jesus, S., Santos, P., Kravchenko, K., Mikhova, M., Ketterer, S., Shen, A., Shen, S., Navas, E., Horan, B., Raudsepp, J., & Jeffery, C. (2021). MoonProt 3.0: an update of the moonlighting proteins database. Nucleic Acids Research, 49(D1), D368-D372. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkaa1101

    Garra, G. M., Parmentier, D., & Garra, G. (2021). Physiologic effects and symptoms associated with extended-use medical mask and N95 respirators. Annals of Work Exposures and Health, 65(7), 862-867.https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxab010.

    Levine, H., Baranchuk, N., Li, T., Garra, G., Nagarajan, M. S., & Garg, N. (2022). An emergency medicine physician well-being study focusing on gender differences and years of practice during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 55, 84-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2022.02.055.

    Palatnick, A., Zhou, B., Ghedin, E., & Schatz, M. C. (2020). iGenomics: Comprehensive DNA sequence analysis on your Smartphone. GigaScience, 9(12), giaa138. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giaa138.